Speakers and Moderators

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Larissa MacFarquhar
Larissa MacFarquhar

Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Rebecca MacKinnon
Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America

Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Farhad Manjoo
Farhad Manjoo

Columnist, State of the Art, Business Day, The New York Times

James Manyika
James Manyika

Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (Festival Underwriter)

Sheila Marcelo
Sheila Marcelo

Founder, CEO, and Chair, Care.com (Festival Underwriter)

Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus

Director, Center for Language and Music, Department of Psychology, New York University; Editor, The Future of the Brain

Glenn Martin
Glenn Martin

President and Founder, JustLeadershipUSA

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Youth Director, Earth Guardians; Environmental Acitivist

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Host, "Hardball," MSNBC

William E. Mayer
William E. Mayer

Founder and Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners; Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute

Andrew McAfee
Andrew McAfee

Co-Founder and Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Michael McFaul
Michael McFaul

Professor of Political Science, Director, and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs, Stanford University

John McWhorter
John McWhorter

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Writer on Language and Race

Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian and Author; Contributing Editor, TIME

Alexa Meade
Alexa Meade

Visual Artist, Alexa Meade Art

Milo Medin
Milo Medin

Vice President of Access Services, Google Fiber, Alphabet

Chris Meledandri
Chris Meledandri

Founder and CEO, Illumination Entertainment

Tanya Menendez
Tanya Menendez

CEO, Metas

Carey Meyers
Carey Meyers

Associate Director, Communications, The Rockefeller Foundation

Clara Miller
Clara Miller

F. B. Heron Foundation, President

Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports"

Todd Mitchell
Todd Mitchell

Founder and President, Two Seven Ventures

Lisa Monaco
Lisa Monaco

Distinguished Senior Fellow, NYU Law School Center on Law and Security and Center for Cybersecurity; Former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor

Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz

CEO and Co-Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems Emeritus, Special Advisor to the President, MIT

Michele Moody-Adams
Michele Moody-Adams

Stratus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory, Columbia University

Alexis Morgan
Alexis Morgan

Lead, Water Stewardship, WWF International

Anne Mosle
Anne Mosle

Vice President, Executive Director, Ascend, The Aspen Institute

David Moss
David Moss

Paul Whiton Cherington Professor, Harvard Business School

Yascha Mounk
Yascha Mounk

Director, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; Senior Fellow, Political Reform Program, New America; Lecturer, Harvard University

Russell Muirhead
Russell Muirhead

Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics, Department of Government, Dartmouth College

Jerry Murdock
Jerry Murdock

Co-Founder, Insight Venture Partners; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Janet Murguía
Janet Murguía

President and CEO, National Council of La Raza

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

Co-Founder and Executive Director, MASS Design Group

Bradley Myles
Bradley Myles

Executive Director and CEO, Polaris